Thunderbolt Jaxon’s third strike at Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel December 4, 2016

December 4, 2016 Batavia, NY—In what could only be described as the claim of the year in western New York, Thunderbolt Jaxon who was taken for $12,500 on October 1, has now won his third straight $9,500 Open pacing feature at Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel on Saturday night (Dec.3). Thunderbolt Jaxon (Ray Fisher Jr.) left sharply and eventually took the lead after being parked … Continue reading Thunderbolt Jaxon’s third strike at Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel »

Wanna Rock N Roll Emerges Victorious at Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel December 3, 2016

December 3, 2016 Batavia, NY—Wanna Rock N Roll had an impressive first part of 2016, racing at Yonkers Raceway and Vernon Downs. But after making four starts at Batavia in the distaff Open, the mare was turned out in August. Now in only her second start back from the layoff, Wanna Rock N Roll was victorious in the $9,500 mares Open pacing feature at Batavia … Continue reading Wanna Rock N Roll Emerges Victorious at Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel »

Larry Stalbaum is right at home at Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel November 30, 2016

November 30, 2016 Batavia, NY—Larry Stalbaum has been a regular competitor at Yonkers Raceway and Pocono Downs for many years now. But much like Jim Morrill Jr. before him, the small-town feel of western New York has drawn Stalbaum from the major circuits and he couldn’t be happier about the move. Stalbaum made his first start of the year at Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel … Continue reading Larry Stalbaum is right at home at Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel »

Thunderbolt Jaxon narrowly takes Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel feature November 27, 2016

November 27, 2016 Batavia, NY—With another dark and stormy night as the backdrop, Thunderbolt Jaxon didn’t despair over the wet track; he reveled in it as he won his second straight $10,500 Open pacing feature at Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel on Saturday night (Nov. 26). It was basically a two-horse race from the word go. Thunderbolt Jaxon (Ray Fisher Jr.) left and parked Sam … Continue reading Thunderbolt Jaxon narrowly takes Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel feature »

It was an Encore Performance for Perfect Rendition at Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel November 26, 2016

November 26, 2016 Batavia, NY—For the second week in a row, Perfect Rendition stalked quick early fractions before gearing up in the payoff half to win the $10,000 Open trotting feature at Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel on Friday night (Nov. 25). When the gate released the short but classy field of six trotters, Noble Legend (Shawn Gray) went for the early lead, seating Jim … Continue reading It was an Encore Performance for Perfect Rendition at Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel »

Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel extends 2016 meet November 22, 2016

November 22, 2016 Batavia, NY—The New York State Gaming Commission has approved a request from Western Regional Off Track Betting (WROTB) to extend the current Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel meet by two days: Friday (Dec. 16) and Saturday (Dec. 17) will be added to the current schedule. Post time for Friday (Dec. 16) will be 6:15 p.m. and Saturday (Dec. 17) will be 5:00 … Continue reading Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel extends 2016 meet »

Thunderbolt Jaxon splashes to victory in Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel feature November 20, 2016

November 20, 2016 Batavia, NY—Old man winter reared his ugly head on Saturday night (Nov. 19) as high winds and driving rain greeted the night’s competitors. However the extremely sloppy conditions couldn’t dissuade Thunderbolt Jaxon from his best effort as he splashed to a gate to wire victory in the $10,500 Open pace at Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel. Thunderbolt Jaxon (Jim Morrill Jr.) left … Continue reading Thunderbolt Jaxon splashes to victory in Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel feature »

Perfect Rendition Delivers in Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel Feature November 19, 2016

November 18, 2016 Batavia, NY—After three outside draws in lower class, Perfect Rendition (Larry Stalbaum) moved into the top class and took advantage of post one to rebuff six challengers in the $10,000 Open trot at Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel on Friday night (Nov. 18). Noble Legend (Shawn Gray) left and took a hard fought lead at the quarter in :28.1. But as soon … Continue reading Perfect Rendition Delivers in Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel Feature »

Thanksgiving week draw schedule at Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel November 18, 2016

November 18, 2016 Batavia, NY — Horsemen racing at Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel are reminded of draw schedule changes for Thanksgiving week. A double draw will take place on Tuesday (Nov. 22) for race cards to be held on Friday (Nov. 25) and Saturday (Nov. 26). The entry box will close at the normal time of 9 a.m. All program information, including driver changes for Friday’s card, must be submitted to the judges … Continue reading Thanksgiving week draw schedule at Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel »

Claiming Champions Divide $125,000 at Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel November 13, 2016

November 13, 2016 Batavia, NY—With $125,000 up for grabs to the “blue-collar” horses of western New York, the local racing scene became decidedly more interesting on Saturday night (Nov. 12). The 2016 Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel Claiming Championship Series culminated with lots of action on the track, a clubhouse full of owners and a very bettable card of races for the gamblers. In the … Continue reading Claiming Champions Divide $125,000 at Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel »